So our microwave gave up the ghost and stopped working last week. Well, that's not entirely accurate because it still comes on, it just doesn't heat anymore. It also started making a noise that sits somewhere between a hum and a groan. A quick search on the internet revealed the likely culprit: the magnetron, which is part of the heating mechanism. So we're just going to buy a new microwave next month because replacing the faulty part would cost more than the old microwave is actually worth.
But that's not what this post is about. What it is about is the fact that I keep wanting to call the magnetron a "Magnetotron", like some sort of cybernetic Master of Magnetism which would just be hilarious because Magneto would short out his own cybernetics every time he'd try to use his powers.